Blake Russell
CEO
Tampa, FL
Filmmaker | Photographer

Founder of The Fusion Press. 15 years experience in photography, film production, and audio. Proficient in concert, music lifestyle, portrait, wedding, and event photography.

Video proficient in music videos, documentaries, highlight films, and short films.

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Ben Neely
President
Nashville, TN
Photographer | Creative Director

Co-Founder | Creative Director | Publication Editor | 11 years experience in photography. Photojournalism, concerts, events, and sports photography. Degree in Commercial Photography.

Jenna Halliday
Director – Tampa, FL
Photographer

20 years experience in concert photography. Proficient in live concert photography, music lifestyle, and music photo documentaries.

VON REISCH
Director – Nashville, TN

Photographer | Filmmaker

4 years experience in photography. Proficient in concert photography, photojournalism, and portraits.

Kevin Klimek
Director – St Louis, MO

Photographer | Filmmaker | Journalist

James Banker

Nashville, TN
Photographer

20 years experience in Photography. 3 years experience in concert photography. Proficient in concert, event, and portrait photography.

Anna Rhodes

Washington D.C.
Photographer

Degree in Communications. Proficient in concert photography.

Marley Hein

Baltimore, MD
Photographer

4 years experience in photography. Proficient in concert and lifestyle photography.

Jason Marsden

Nashville, TN
Concert & Show Reviews | Actor

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Wes Harman

Nashville, TN
Columnist

Born and raised in the Midwest, Wes spent most of his time playing guitar in the Illinois pop-punk and emo rock scenes. After deciding to pursue his own career as a singer/songwriter, he moved to Nashville in June of 2019. When he’s not playing a show somewhere in town, you can probably find Wes at someone else’s show cheering on friends. Wes loves seeking out and writing about artists who haunt Nashville’s most earthy and genuine artistic spaces.

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John Salaway

Nashville, TN
Columnist

John Salaway bio by Andrew Leahey (Rolling Stone Country)

Frontman. Acclaimed songwriter. Sideman. Nationally-endorsed multi-instrumentalist. Producer. Since moving to Nashville in the early 2000s, John Salaway has become one of the city’s most accomplished musicians, holding down a weekly residency at the world-class BB King’s Blues Club while also playing shows with acts like Peter Frampton, Ben Folds, Anderson East, Zach Williams, and Denny Laine from the Moody Blues and Paul McCartney’s Wings.

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Ashley Eady

Nashville, TN
Columnist

8 years experience in radio, print, and digital journalism. Proficient in interviews, live event coverage, fact-checking, and investigative reporting. Novice photographer.

 

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Amara Henley

Nashville, TN
Columnist

Proficient in writing and document preparation for all music genres.

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Lauren Alexis Wood

San Diego, CA
Columnist | Writer

Author of twelve comedic titles (essay collections and children’s books) Lauren’s signature essays have been published on Gawker, Barbie Music, Points in Case, Public House Magazine and private blogs for over a decade.

Bobby Schofield

San Francisco, CA
Columnist | Writer

Acoustic singer-songwriter from Albuquerque, NM. For the past 3 years, he has been performing as an instrumental live-looper and has released multiple projects including 2 full length albums. He is the Host of Feelin’ It with Bobby Schofield, a podcast where he discusses the music making process with other musicians.

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Antonio Rios IV

Los Angeles, CA
Columnist | Writer

Self-taught multi-instrumentalist songwriter, who has been making music and performing since the age of 13. The lifelong pursuit of this passion has resulted in a diverse musical taste that is rooted in metal and rock, eager to explore any musical coloration, and is exclusive to none.

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Chance Gray

Los Angeles, CA
Columnist | Writer

From Los Angeles, lived in New York for several years. In spite of the psyop we call the “modern music industry”, there are countless great musical artists who fashion vibrations into the ones and zeros of digital files and the electrons on magnetic tape and in doing so give us a deeper insight on the human condition. I love pop music as much as I do classic and I strongly believe that genre is not an indicator of the quality of a work. Hopefully I can provide you with an insight on some mind bending, unique and touching tunes. 

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Samuel Velazquez

San Diego, CA
Columnist | Writer

Hailing from the hills of rural San Diego, Sam’s constant disappointment with the natural beauty of the world surrounding him was a natural precursor to his disappointment with most of the entertainment surrounding him. Whether it’s music, film, television, or food, he’s likely got a bone to pick

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Laura Ornella

Brooklyn, NY
Columnist | Writer

Laura Ornella is a writer, comedian, and actor based in Brooklyn, NY. She co-runs the satire publication Humor Darling and also is a lifestyle contributor for Subvrt Mag. Her writing has been featured in Robot Butt, Funny-ish, Little Old Lady Comedy, and The Broadway Beat. For more information, please visit: www.lauraornella.com

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Christina Lim

Brooklyn, NY
Columnist | Writer

Christina Lim is a Brooklyn-based contributing writer. 

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Andre (Drey) Zemnovich

Brooklyn, NY
Columnist | Writer

“Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth!” ~Alan Watts

 Andre (Drey) Zemnovich has been chasing the ecstasy-saturated essences of Reggae, Rap, R&B, and Rock & Roll since he first could swivel his hips like Elvis. Born and raised in NYC, Drey prided himself on never settling down into one particular crew or style: from the “Ravers to the seer of visions; to the painters, the pipers, the prisoners, and the shiners”, Drey always had an eye for seeing the brilliance in the nuanced hues of every facet of the great creative mosaic. “Visionaries find beauty in flaws; idiots find flaws in beauties!” 

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Jenifer Dale

Knoxville, TN
Columnist | Writer

Writing since the age of thirteen Jenifer has written in all styles. Enjoying reading, music, cooking and photography, she’s a jack of all trades.

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Nick Gomez

Los Angeles, CA
Columnist | Writer

Nick is a jazz musician, writer, and music educator based in the Los Angeles area. He can variety of jazz, classical, funk, and rock groups throughout Southern California, including Breakestra, Vatomico, and the Ron King Big Band. His own small jazz groups are regularly featured at venues like Edwin Mills by Equator in Pasadena, Mantra Coffee in Azusa, and The Press in Claremont.

As an adjunct professor at San Bernadino college, Nick applies his professional experience to teaching History of Jazz, History of Rock & Roll, Jazz Improvisation, and Applied Woodwinds.

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Caitlin Rose

Los Angeles, CA
Columnist | Writer

Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Caitlin Rose moved out west to Los Angeles in 2017. She has loved music and writing since before she can remember, and is so excited to have an opportunity to combine two of her passions. If she’s not at a live show, you can find her at a baseball game (Go Phillies!) or snuggling at home with her dog, Piper.

Ryan Buynak

New York City, NY
Writer | Journalist

Ryan Buynak is a freelance writer from New York City, a music geek, a comedy nerd, and an all-around pop culture casualty. He has published 10 books which sit on bookshelves and backs of toilets all over the wide world. If you’re looking for him because he owes you money or something, you can find him by simply searching the internet for Coyote Blood.

Anna Walsh

Astoria, NY
Columnist | Writer

Anna is a writer and musician based in Astoria, NY. Back when life extended beyond a computer screen, she coordinated concerts for Sofar Sounds NYC.

Nikki Bandy

New York City, NY
Columnist | Writer

Nikki was born and raised in a small town outside of Dallas, Texas. Surrounded by musicians and playing instruments herself, she knew she belonged in the music industry, just not sure where. 
 
Now living in New York City, she is heavily involved in the music community as a fan for some, and developing others professionally. Surrounded by Grammy award winning musicians and sitting in on countless sessions has helped fine tune her ability to hear each piece of the music and appreciate the creative power it takes to provide us with the music that we all love.
IG: @hey.nikki.u.so.fine

Lou D. Brooks (King Coppo)

Tampa, FL
Columnist | Writer

Born and raised in the Midwest (Ill, MO) I fell in love with music as a pre-teen and always had dreams of seeing bigger things. I took a big personality and big smile to NY to work as an intern at a record label for a summer during college. 
I later moved to ATL trying to land a writing job in hip hop and also continue to pursue my acting dreams. Not long after I became a father, got married, and relocated to Tampa almost 3 years ago.
[email protected] Social Media: Fb Lou Brooks/Music Life CoachIG @kingcoppo_

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Sarah Fish

Tampa, FL
Columnist | Writer

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Rachel Sturdevant

Tampa, FL
Columnist | Writer

Born and raised in Connecticut, Rachel finally made the decision to do some soul searching after she graduated with a Behavioral Science degree. In June of ‘19, she moved to Florida in hopes of pursuing her writing career and passion for music. A self-taught drummer and writer since she was around 4 years old, Rachel’s got a hunch for the latest artists. Aside from when she’s not writing, you’ll catch Rachel enjoying nature, practicing yoga, fishing Tampa Bay, or rockin’ at the latest show!

Circe Ament

Seattle, WA
Columnist | Writer

Born and raised in wine frenzied Northern California. Growing up on Cake, The Talking Heads and Tom Waits, fostered Circe’s appreciation of alt-rock and encouraged her growing love of punk music. After leaving her small hometown for college at UC Berkeley, Circe immersed herself in the thriving music scene taking place in the San Francisco Bay Area. She frequented local shows and regularly contributed articles and photographs to a Berkeley based music publication while working on her Media degree. After graduating college she wandered for a while and settled in Seattle WA, a new and comparably flourishing musical arena. 

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DANY CRUZ

Nashville, TN
Graphic Designer | Photographer

9 years experience in graphic design. Apprentice photographer. Proficient in professional branding with all aspects of design.

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JD MEEK

Franklin, TN
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